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New Madrid: A Mississippi River Town in History and Legend

Author: Mary Sue Anton - Local Author
Pages: 328
Year: 2009
Publishers: Southeast Missouri State University Press
ISBN No.: 978-0-9822489-04
Item number: 001

 

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New Madrid: A Mississippi River Town in History and Legend focuses on the hearts and minds of a restless population as it moved west into the Mississippi River valley in the 1800s.

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New Madrid: A Mississippi River Town in History and Legend

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Author: Mary Sue Anton - Local Author
Pages: 328
Year: 2009
Publishers: Southeast Missouri State University Press
ISBN No.: 978-0-9822489-04
Item number: 001

 

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New Madrid: A Mississippi River Town in History and Legend focuses on the hearts and minds of a restless population as it moved west into the Mississippi River valley in the 1800s.


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Deep River: A Memoir of a Missouri Farm

Author: David Hamilton
Pages: 169
Year: 2009
Publishers: University of Missouri Press; Columbia and London
ISBN No.: 0-8262-1354-5
Item number: 002

 

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Deep River uncovers the layers of history-both personal and regional-that have accumulated on a river-bottom farm in west-central Missouri.

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Deep River: A Memoir of a Missouri Farm

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Author: David Hamilton
Pages: 169
Year: 2009
Publishers: University of Missouri Press; Columbia and London
ISBN No.: 0-8262-1354-5
Item number: 002

 

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Deep River uncovers the layers of history-both personal and regional-that have accumulated on a river-bottom farm in west-central Missouri.


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Island No. 10: Struggle For The Mississippi Valley

Author: Larry J. Daniel & Lynn N. Bock - Local Author
Pages: 202
Year: 1996
Publishers: University of Alabama Press; Tuscaloosa
ISBN No.: 0-8173-0816-4
Item number: 003

 

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In 1862 Island No. 10, so named because it was the tenth island south of the juction of the Ohio River with the Mississippi River at Cairo, Illinois, was a natural fortress approximately 1 mile long and 450 yards wide, sitting at about 10 feet above low water in the middle of the channel and straddling the boundaries of the states of Tennessee, Missouri, and Kentucky.  It was an ideal site from which Confederates could maintain control of the rivers to the West.  But in March and early April of that year, the combined Union army and navy launched a campaign for command of Island No. 10, which became the site of the first extensive siege of the Civil War.

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Island No. 10: Struggle For The Mississippi Valley

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Author: Larry J. Daniel & Lynn N. Bock - Local Author
Pages: 202
Year: 1996
Publishers: University of Alabama Press; Tuscaloosa
ISBN No.: 0-8173-0816-4
Item number: 003

 

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In 1862 Island No. 10, so named because it was the tenth island south of the juction of the Ohio River with the Mississippi River at Cairo, Illinois, was a natural fortress approximately 1 mile long and 450 yards wide, sitting at about 10 feet above low water in the middle of the channel and straddling the boundaries of the states of Tennessee, Missouri, and Kentucky.  It was an ideal site from which Confederates could maintain control of the rivers to the West.  But in March and early April of that year, the combined Union army and navy launched a campaign for command of Island No. 10, which became the site of the first extensive siege of the Civil War.


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Founding St. Louis: First City of the New West

Author: J. Frederick Fausz
Pages: 238
Year: 2011
Publishers: The History Press; Charleston and London
ISBN No.:978-1-60949-016-4
Item number: 004

 

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Historians, genealogists and general readers will appreciate the well-researched perspectives in this engaging story about a novel French West long ignored in American history.

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Founding St. Louis: First City of the New West

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Author: J. Frederick Fausz
Pages: 238
Year: 2011
Publishers: The History Press; Charleston and London
ISBN No.:978-1-60949-016-4
Item number: 004

 

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Historians, genealogists and general readers will appreciate the well-researched perspectives in this engaging story about a novel French West long ignored in American history.


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Colonial St. Louis: Building A Creole Capital

Author: Charles E. Peterson, FAIA
Pages: 149
Year: 1993
Publishers: The Patrice Press
ISBN No.:1-880397-00-5
Item number: 005

 

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A thrilling depictin of thrilling years, as the infant Franco-Hispanic colony struggled through perilous times toward teh day when it would fly the Stars and Stripes, and later become one of the great cities of the western world.

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Colonial St. Louis: Building A Creole Capital

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Author: Charles E. Peterson, FAIA
Pages: 149
Year: 1993
Publishers: The Patrice Press
ISBN No.:1-880397-00-5
Item number: 005

 

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A thrilling depictin of thrilling years, as the infant Franco-Hispanic colony struggled through perilous times toward teh day when it would fly the Stars and Stripes, and later become one of the great cities of the western world.


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Lincoln and Citizens' Rights in Civil War Missouri: Balancing Freedom and Security

Author: Dennis K. Boman
Pages: 356
Year: 2011
Publishers: Louisiana State University Press; Baton Rouge
ISBN No.: 978-0-8071-3693-5
Item number: 006

 

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The subject of this book is Abraham Lincoln's and his administration's mangagement of civil liberties in Missouri.

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Lincoln and Citizens' Rights in Civil War Missouri: Balancing Freedom and Security

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Author: Dennis K. Boman
Pages: 356
Year: 2011
Publishers: Louisiana State University Press; Baton Rouge
ISBN No.: 978-0-8071-3693-5
Item number: 006

 

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The subject of this book is Abraham Lincoln's and his administration's mangagement of civil liberties in Missouri.


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Marking Missouri History

Author: Edited by James W. Goodrich & Lynn Wolf Gentzler
Pages: 291
Year: 1998
Publishers: The State Historical Society of Missouri; Columbia, Missouri
ISBN No.: 0-9622891-3-2
Item number: 007

 

Contents

To celebrate the one hundredth year of the State Historical Society of Missouri, the Society initiated a number of special projects to highlight the rich history of our state as well as to recognize the role of the society in its preservation.  This book, built around the Society's historical marker program, is one of those special projects.

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Marking Missouri History

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Author: Edited by James W. Goodrich & Lynn Wolf Gentzler
Pages: 291
Year: 1998
Publishers: The State Historical Society of Missouri; Columbia, Missouri
ISBN No.: 0-9622891-3-2
Item number: 007

 

Contents

To celebrate the one hundredth year of the State Historical Society of Missouri, the Society initiated a number of special projects to highlight the rich history of our state as well as to recognize the role of the society in its preservation.  This book, built around the Society's historical marker program, is one of those special projects.


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The St. Louis Irish: An Unmatched Celtic Community

Author: William Barnaby Faherty, S.J.
Pages: 269
Year: 2001
Publishers: Missouri Historical Society Press; St. Louis
ISBN No.: 1-8883982-39-1
Item number: 008

 

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A comprehensive account of Irish immigration and influence in the St. Louis region, including the route from County Galway to Ruma, Illinois, to here, which Father William Barnaby Faherty's own family took in the early part of the nineteenth century. CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK

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The St. Louis Irish: An Unmatched Celtic Community

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Author: William Barnaby Faherty, S.J.
Pages: 269
Year: 2001
Publishers: Missouri Historical Society Press; St. Louis
ISBN No.: 1-8883982-39-1
Item number: 008

 

Contents

A comprehensive account of Irish immigration and influence in the St. Louis region, including the route from County Galway to Ruma, Illinois, to here, which Father William Barnaby Faherty's own family took in the early part of the nineteenth century. CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK


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Brothers on the Santa Fe and Chihuahua Trails: Edward James Glasgow and William Henry Glasgow, 1846-1848

Author: Edited and Annotated by Mark L. Gardner Foreword by Marc Simmons
Pages: 229
Year: 1993
Publishers: University Press of Colorado
ISBN No.: 0-87081-291-2
Item number: 009

 

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Brothers on the Santa Fe and Chihuahua Trails presents the previously unpublished letters and journal writings of Edward James Glasgow and William Henry Glasgow, revealing their unusual experiences during this tumultuous time in the history of the American Southwest.

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Brothers on the Santa Fe and Chihuahua Trails: Edward James Glasgow and William Henry Glasgow, 1846-1848

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Author: Edited and Annotated by Mark L. Gardner Foreword by Marc Simmons
Pages: 229
Year: 1993
Publishers: University Press of Colorado
ISBN No.: 0-87081-291-2
Item number: 009

 

Contents

Brothers on the Santa Fe and Chihuahua Trails presents the previously unpublished letters and journal writings of Edward James Glasgow and William Henry Glasgow, revealing their unusual experiences during this tumultuous time in the history of the American Southwest.


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Degrees of Allegiance: Harassment and Loyalty in Missouri's German-American Community during World War 1

Author: Petra DeWitt
Pages: 257
Year: 2012
Publishers: Ohio University Press
ISBN No.: 978-0-8214-2003-4
Item number: 010

 

Contents

Degrees of Allegiance updates traditional thinking about the German-American experience during the Great War, taking into account not just the war years but also the history of German settlement and the war's impact on German-American culture.

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Degrees of Allegiance: Harassment and Loyalty in Missouri's German-American Community during World War 1

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Author: Petra DeWitt
Pages: 257
Year: 2012
Publishers: Ohio University Press
ISBN No.: 978-0-8214-2003-4
Item number: 010

 

Contents

Degrees of Allegiance updates traditional thinking about the German-American experience during the Great War, taking into account not just the war years but also the history of German settlement and the war's impact on German-American culture.


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Thomas Hart Benton: A Life

Author: Justin Wolff
Pages: 400
Year: 2012
Publishers: Farrar, Straus and Giroux; New York
ISBN No.: 978-0-374-19987-6
Item number: 011

 

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In this definitive biography, Justin Wolff places Benton in the context of his tumultuous historical moment-as well as in the landscapes and cultural circles that inspired him. 

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Thomas Hart Benton: A Life

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Author: Justin Wolff
Pages: 400
Year: 2012
Publishers: Farrar, Straus and Giroux; New York
ISBN No.: 978-0-374-19987-6
Item number: 011

 

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In this definitive biography, Justin Wolff places Benton in the context of his tumultuous historical moment-as well as in the landscapes and cultural circles that inspired him. 


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My Work Is That of Conservation: An Environmental Biography of George Washington Carver

Author:Mark D. Hersey 
Pages: 290
Year: 2011
Publishers: University of Georgia Press
ISBN No.: 978-0-8203-3088-4
Item number: 012

 

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My Work Is That of Conservation: An Environmental Biography of George Washington Carver

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Author:Mark D. Hersey 
Pages: 290
Year: 2011
Publishers: University of Georgia Press
ISBN No.: 978-0-8203-3088-4
Item number: 012

 

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Ringing the Children In

Author: Thad Sitton and Milam C. Rowold
Pages: 240
Year: 1987
Publishers: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN No.: 0-89096-290-1
Item number: 013

 

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 Ringing the Children In is a glimpse into the country schoolhouses of Texas' rural past, when teachers taught and students learned the basics that everybody talks about returning to. 

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Ringing the Children In

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Author: Thad Sitton and Milam C. Rowold
Pages: 240
Year: 1987
Publishers: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN No.: 0-89096-290-1
Item number: 013

 

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 Ringing the Children In is a glimpse into the country schoolhouses of Texas' rural past, when teachers taught and students learned the basics that everybody talks about returning to. 


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Sons of Pride: A Tale of Old Missouri

Author: T. Moore Root
Pages: 746
Year: 2011
Publishers: Printed in the United States of America
ISBN No.: 978-1-4507-7013-2
Item number: 014

 

Contents

 Spanning over sixty years, from 1805 to 1866, "Sons of Pride" recreates the early history of New Madrd County, Missouri.

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Sons of Pride: A Tale of Old Missouri

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Author: T. Moore Root
Pages: 746
Year: 2011
Publishers: Printed in the United States of America
ISBN No.: 978-1-4507-7013-2
Item number: 014

 

Contents

 Spanning over sixty years, from 1805 to 1866, "Sons of Pride" recreates the early history of New Madrd County, Missouri.


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Country School Memories: An Oral History of One-Room Schooling

Author: Robert L. Leight and Alice Duffy Rinehart
Pages: 154
Year: 1999
Publishers: Greenwood Press; Westport, Connecticut and London
ISBN No.: 0-313-30919-1
Item number: 015

 

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Country School Memories: An Oral History of One-Room Schooling

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Author: Robert L. Leight and Alice Duffy Rinehart
Pages: 154
Year: 1999
Publishers: Greenwood Press; Westport, Connecticut and London
ISBN No.: 0-313-30919-1
Item number: 015

 

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The Little White Schoolhouse

Author: Ellis Ford Hartford
Pages: 106
Year: 1977
Publishers: The University Press of Kentucky
ISBN No.: 978-0813-1023-13
Item number: 016

 

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 Through lively scenes of "books time" and recess, Professor Hartford shows us schools that, whatever their shortcomings, truly belonged to the people.

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The Little White Schoolhouse

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Author: Ellis Ford Hartford
Pages: 106
Year: 1977
Publishers: The University Press of Kentucky
ISBN No.: 978-0813-1023-13
Item number: 016

 

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 Through lively scenes of "books time" and recess, Professor Hartford shows us schools that, whatever their shortcomings, truly belonged to the people.


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Schools Help Us Learn

Author: Lee Sullivan Hill
Pages: 32
Year: 1998
Publishers: Carolrhoda Books,Inc./Minneapolis
ISBN No.: 1-57505-092-7
Item number: 017

 

Contents

In Schools Help Us Learn, children's book writer and engineer Lee Sullivan Hill explores all sorts of schools, from a one-room schoolhouse to Harvard University.  Along the way, she shows how schools help us learn about our world.

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Schools Help Us Learn

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Author: Lee Sullivan Hill
Pages: 32
Year: 1998
Publishers: Carolrhoda Books,Inc./Minneapolis
ISBN No.: 1-57505-092-7
Item number: 017

 

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In Schools Help Us Learn, children's book writer and engineer Lee Sullivan Hill explores all sorts of schools, from a one-room schoolhouse to Harvard University.  Along the way, she shows how schools help us learn about our world.


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The Great Heart of the Republic: St. Louis and the Cultural Civil War

Author: Adam Arenson
Pages: 340
Year: 2011
Publishers:Harvard University Press; Cambridge, Massachusetts and London, England
ISBN No.:978-0-674-05288-8
Item number: 018

 

Contents

The interplay of local ambitions and national meanings reveals the wider cultural transformation brought about by westward expansion, political strife, and emancipation in the era of the Civil War and Reconstruction.  This vibrant and beautifully written story enriches our understanding of America at a crossroads.

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The Great Heart of the Republic: St. Louis and the Cultural Civil War

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Author: Adam Arenson
Pages: 340
Year: 2011
Publishers:Harvard University Press; Cambridge, Massachusetts and London, England
ISBN No.:978-0-674-05288-8
Item number: 018

 

Contents

The interplay of local ambitions and national meanings reveals the wider cultural transformation brought about by westward expansion, political strife, and emancipation in the era of the Civil War and Reconstruction.  This vibrant and beautifully written story enriches our understanding of America at a crossroads.


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Holy Hills of the Ozarks

Author: Aaron K. Ketchell
Pages: 300
Year: 2007
Publishers: The John Hopkins University Press
ISBN No.:978-0-8018-8660-7
Item number: 019

 

Contents

Ketchell combines the study of lived religion, popular culture, evangelicalism, and contemporary American history to present an accurate and honest account of a distinctly American phenomenon.

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Holy Hills of the Ozarks

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Author: Aaron K. Ketchell
Pages: 300
Year: 2007
Publishers: The John Hopkins University Press
ISBN No.:978-0-8018-8660-7
Item number: 019

 

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Ketchell combines the study of lived religion, popular culture, evangelicalism, and contemporary American history to present an accurate and honest account of a distinctly American phenomenon.


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My Great-Aunt Arizona

Author: Gloria Houston
Pages: 29
Year: 1992
Publishers: :HarperTrophy
ISBN No.:0-06-443374-9
Item number: 020

 

Contents

An Appalachian girl, Arizona Houston Hughes, grows up to become a teacher who influences generations of schoolchildren.

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My Great-Aunt Arizona

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Author: Gloria Houston
Pages: 29
Year: 1992
Publishers: :HarperTrophy
ISBN No.:0-06-443374-9
Item number: 020

 

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An Appalachian girl, Arizona Houston Hughes, grows up to become a teacher who influences generations of schoolchildren.


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Good Night Country Store

Author:Adam Gamble and Mark Jasper
Pages: 20
Year: 2010
Publishers:Our World of Books
ISBN No.:978-1-60219-044-3
Item number: 021

 

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This book is part of the Good Night Our World series.

 

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Good Night Country Store

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Author:Adam Gamble and Mark Jasper
Pages: 20
Year: 2010
Publishers:Our World of Books
ISBN No.:978-1-60219-044-3
Item number: 021

 

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This book is part of the Good Night Our World series.

 


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S is for Show Me: A Missouri Alphabet

Author:Judy Young
Pages: 36
Year: 2001
Publishers:Sleeping Bear Press
ISBN No.:978-1-58536-026-0
Item number: 022

 

Contents
S is for Show Me: A Missouri Alphabet is a book for all ages.  Young children will enjoy learning the alphabet.  Older children and adults will learn about Missouri's history, geography, famous people, events, plants, and wildlife. 

 

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S is for Show Me: A Missouri Alphabet

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Author:Judy Young
Pages: 36
Year: 2001
Publishers:Sleeping Bear Press
ISBN No.:978-1-58536-026-0
Item number: 022

 

Contents
S is for Show Me: A Missouri Alphabet is a book for all ages.  Young children will enjoy learning the alphabet.  Older children and adults will learn about Missouri's history, geography, famous people, events, plants, and wildlife. 

 


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D is for Dinosaur: A Prehistoric Alphabet

Author:Todd Chapman and Lita Judge
Pages: 47
Year: 2007
Publishers:Sleeping Bear Press
ISBN No.:978-1-58536-026-0
Item number: 023

 

Contents
Dramatic, action-filled paintings let readers of all ages roam the prehistoric world.  From the ferocious Giganotosaurus (the biggest meat-eater know) tothe most famous dinosaur that never lived (Ultrasaurus), budding scientists will discover new facts and explore challenging new theories in D is for Dinosaur.

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D is for Dinosaur: A Prehistoric Alphabet

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Author:Todd Chapman and Lita Judge
Pages: 47
Year: 2007
Publishers:Sleeping Bear Press
ISBN No.:978-1-58536-026-0
Item number: 023

 

Contents
Dramatic, action-filled paintings let readers of all ages roam the prehistoric world.  From the ferocious Giganotosaurus (the biggest meat-eater know) tothe most famous dinosaur that never lived (Ultrasaurus), budding scientists will discover new facts and explore challenging new theories in D is for Dinosaur.

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Show Me the Number: A Missouri Number Book

Author:Judy Young
Pages: 38
Year: 2007
Publishers:Sleeping Bear Press
ISBN No.:978-1-58536-156-4
Item number: 024

 

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Show Me the Number: A Missouri Number Book gives an entertaining and educational travelogue of the state's history, geography, famous people and places.

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Show Me the Number: A Missouri Number Book

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Author:Judy Young
Pages: 38
Year: 2007
Publishers:Sleeping Bear Press
ISBN No.:978-1-58536-156-4
Item number: 024

 

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Show Me the Number: A Missouri Number Book gives an entertaining and educational travelogue of the state's history, geography, famous people and places.

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L is for Lincoln: An Illinois Alphabet

Author:Kathy-jo Wargin
Pages: 38
Year: 2000
Publishers:Sleeping Bear Press
ISBN No.:978-1-58536-016-1
Item number: 025

 

Contents
Teachers, students, and parents-from Chicago to the vast farmlands of Illinois-will enjoy the clever poems, rich illustrations and revealing text of L is for Lincoln: An Illinois Alphabet.

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L is for Lincoln: An Illinois Alphabet

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Author:Kathy-jo Wargin
Pages: 38
Year: 2000
Publishers:Sleeping Bear Press
ISBN No.:978-1-58536-016-1
Item number: 025

 

Contents
Teachers, students, and parents-from Chicago to the vast farmlands of Illinois-will enjoy the clever poems, rich illustrations and revealing text of L is for Lincoln: An Illinois Alphabet.

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Where to find us

Higgerson School Historic Site
307 MAIN ST
NEW MADRID, MO 63869
 
Phone: 573 748-5716

Email: hshs97@att.net

 

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Hours of Operation

Higgerson Landing Visitor Center Hours of Operation:

 

Mon - Friday 9:00 - 5:00 

Saturday 10:00 - 4:00

Closed Sunday except for scheduled tours/events.

Mon - Fri last tour starts at 4:00

Saturday last tour starts at 3:00

 

Winter Hours of Operation 

Mon - Friday 10:00 - 4:00

Saturday & Sunday Closed except for scheduled tours/events 

Mon - Fri last tour starts at 3:00

Upcoming Events

Nov. 19th - Thanksgiving Bake Sale 

Nov. 20th - Merchant Open House 

Dec. 9th & 10th - Candlelight tours

Dec. 10th - Christmas Parade 

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